This German study finds that extension of the currently recommended 10-year screening colonoscopy intervals may be warranted, especially for female and younger participants without gastrointestinal symptoms.
Data on 1.25 million individuals in the German screening colonoscopy registry, the world’s largest registry of its kind, were analyzed.
A total of 120,298 repeat screening colonoscopy participants 65 years or older who had a previous negative screening colonoscopy at least 10 years before were identified and compared with all screening colonoscopies conducted in those 65 years or older.
Among the findings:
The results suggest that sex and age could guide potential risk-adapted extension of screening colonoscopy intervals beyond 10 years, the researchers say.Read More >>